Archives: June 2020

NAYA Board Commits to Two-Spirit Community

NAYA Statement of Intention in Commemoration of Pride Month 2020 At the request of our Board of Directors—and in commemoration of Pride Month 2020—NAYA is honored to issue this statement of support and solidarity with our Two-Spirit community. Recognizing that the work to expand and improve our service to the Two-Spirit community continues far beyondView Article >

Small Business Spotlight: Wapato Farms

On a 32-acre working farm on Sauvie Island, Jennifer Rose Marie Serna has created a business inspired by the teachings of her grandmother and in line with strong principles of ecological responsibility. Her company, Wapato Island Farm, offers farm-grown and ethically wild-crafted herbal and mushroom medicines. We also provide traditional plant medicine making education and skillView Article >

In Support of our Relatives in the Black Community

Last night, Portland witnessed a historic demonstration of unity as 10,000 people came together to peacefully protest against injustice. The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) stands in unwavering solidarity with our relatives in the Black community whose grief, frustration, mourning, and justifiable outrage is at the heart of these demonstrations. The systems ofView Article >